Today right now as I type this when I think about FREEDOM and what it means to me ~ I think about the PRICE it costs to be FREE. There are thousands of families without their loved ones on this holiday and others because they are keeping us free! My take on this is a little different than some. I DEFINITELY am referring to ALL the men and women in any branch of the military whether serving at home, abroad, reserves WHATEVER! I thank you for giving your life to protect my family. But I am also to referring for another group in uniform who keep our streets safe and work day and night with no "weekends" or holidays off - Police Officers - yes they get to come home at the end of their shift but sometimes that shift lasts an extra 5,6,7 or more hours and even if it is Christmas morning they stay and take care of business, they put away the bad guys. Yes I am biased ~ I am married to a police officer who is the son of a police officer. There are lots of others that come to mind as well deputies, firefighters, EMTs, ER nurses and doctors. So today on the Nations birthday remember ALL the men and women in uniform and the next time one helps you out - thank them.


  1. Hi Tessa, wonderful sentiments that apply to UK as well as US residents.
    I'm one of your "new sisters"

  2. As an Air Force wife, your post is touching! And I honestly think that police officer wives are tougher than I could ever be. Thanks to you and your family, too!

  3. I totally agree. Thinking a lot today about all of the men and women serving our country and keeping my children safe. Hope you had a happy 4th of July!

  4. beautifully written post, tessa! some people don't realize the stress and the amount of understanding that is needed for a spouse! thank you for giving andrew the support he needs to protect and serve!

  5. Hi group 21 on sbs ha started o we're official HOORAY maeesage for you on sbs!!


  6. Hi Tessa! I know a young man who has lost two legs and his left arm in an IED attack in Iraq, his family lives only a few miles from our home and we are trying to help support the family. Freedom comes at a high cost. I am thankful that we are truly blessed as a nation.

    Also, I enjoy your blog, keep up the great work!


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